Table Tennis is a game of speed, spin and control, demanding the quickest reactions of any sport. However, as well as being a dynamic and athletic Olympic and Paralympic Sport, it is also a popular recreational activity played in every conceivable facility indoors and recently increasingly outdoors too.
School Games Value: Passion
• Being positive and enjoying the event
• Trying my best
• Keep trying if I make a mistake
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Penrith Leisure Centre, Southend Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8JH
Cancellation Policy: In the event that the competition has to be cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions the event organisers will inform the team managers no later than lunch time the day prior to the event. No alternative date will be arranged.
Year Group: Year 7 to Year 13 (Combined), 11 – 19 years old with a disability or special educational needs.
Gender: Mixed gender teams are encouraged
Team / Squad size: The competition is for the school team that is successful in their retrospective competition in their local districts.
All players must have at least one or more of the following disabilities / impairments:
A team is made up of a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 6 players. (4 players plus 2 substitutes)
As a minimum requirement it is expected that all players must have the ability to take part in a basic table tennis rally. (See participant eligibility above). Players from more than one school in a district may form one district team if required.
Clothing / equipment requirements: The competition will be held in a sports hall so participants will be expected to wear their appropriate school PE uniform, i.e. shorts, schools polo shirt or t-shirt and suitable trainers/footwear.
Refreshments: Lunch and refreshments will NOT be provided during the competition. Please ensure your pupils bring some lunch and liquid refreshments with them.
Transport arrangements: Teams participating at this event will be asked to make their own transport arrangements to and from the venue. The Cumbria LOC agree to pay schools either the cost of the transport or mileage at a rate of 45 pence per mile to the county event. For more information regarding transport costs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welfare: All competing teams will receive a copy of the event welfare plan prior to the event. The plan will outline clear lines of communication for any welfare issues and provide clarification of roles, responsibilities and procedures that should be followed should an incident or accident occur.
Event Format: 4 v 4 Team Challenge (Singles)
Please note that the order of play and number of games played may change
Scoring: Best of three or five games to 11 points (first to 11 points) Points from all games will contribute towards the final team results.
Pathways: There are currently many opportunities for disabled people in England to play table tennis at local, national, international and Paralympics levels. Visit http://etta.co.uk/our-sport-modules/table-tennis-for-people-with-disabilities/
Additional information: Visit www.etta.co.uk
Whats New? This event will retain its traditional format.
- Young Leaders to award points around the three objective values stated for Passion.
- The team with the most value points will be awarded certificates.
Entry Details: Via your local School Games Organiser